Fall 2022 Parish Choir Auditions

Core alto and Bass, and substitute singers

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora, invites interested singers to audition for the Parish Choir. Core positions are available in the Alto and Bass sections, as well as substitute positions for all voices.


Music at St. John’s

The St. John’s Parish Choir is a fully professional church choir that leads the congregation in weekly Choral Eucharist or Choral Matins on Sundays and monthly in Evensong or Lessons and Carols services. Its repertoire is extensive, emphasizing both traditional and contemporary musical expression within the Anglican choral tradition with a particular focus on new music by Canadian and international composers.


The Parish Choir season runs from mid-September through mid-June with a two-week break following Christmas. Weekly commitments include one Sunday morning or afternoon Evensong service plus a Thursday rehearsal, with additional services during Christmas and Holy Week. Additional calls are frequently made available to smaller groups of core singers to cover other services and special engagements (weddings, funerals) throughout the season and the summer.


The Parish Choir offers core singers a competitive fee per call, negotiable absences for other professional engagements, and a travel stipend for singers who live outside of Waterloo-Wellington. Singers interested in occasional opportunities are also welcomed to audition for the substitute roster to be contacted as needs arise.



For more information or to request an audition, please contact Director of Music, Dr. Patrick Murray (music.stjohnselora@gmail.com), with a brief introductory note outlining the position you are interested in and your choral and/or vocal ensemble singing background. Strong sight-reading and ensemble skills are essential; experience or interest in the Anglican choral tradition and/or early music is an asset. Auditions are available immediately and may be possible to arrange at a convenient time and location outside of Elora.